Reviews - The Varsity Hotel & Spa


24 Thompson's Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8AQ

Price From 469.32 AUD

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Very Good

All reviews (37)

86% would recommend it to a friend


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  • Marie W

  • January 2016

Fabulous Stay

Hotel staff couldn't do enough to accommodate any requests made of them.

Always friendly and helpful, even though it was clearly a very busy time over the New Year holiday. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.

  • E Moore

  • December 2015

Beautiful and unique

Absolutely loved staying in this hotel, the room was huge (we had the Exeter room 211), beautifully decorated and very elegant.

The hotel is in a great location 2 mins walk from the centre and the staff were also great and very informative. The car parking service is also brilliant and hassle free. We went for a massage in the spa attached to the hotel and that was also great. 100% recommend this hotel to anyone

  • Lorna M

  • December 2015

Excellent Staff & Great Location

We stayed for one night and the staff were all very professional and friendly.

The location is perfect for a city break. The views from the roof top terrace are amazing and we will definitely return in the summer to enjoy a relaxing drink on the roof.

  • Hazel P

  • December 2015

Great location

Well situated, clean and tidy with easy access to the Spa.

Both lounge bars were shut, the roof top due to the time of year and residents due to a private function which wasn't ideal as there were four of us. The steak restaurant was just "ok". The valet car parking service was excellent but costly.

  • Shumaila M

  • December 2015

The Varsity Hotel & Spa

We paid 400 pounds to stay for one night, in a room with a double bed.

There were four of us and we booked the penthouse suite. But the bed they put in the room literary felt as if you were sleeping on barbed wire. One of the receptionist was also really ignorant and rude didn't have any sense of professionalism. However the rest of the staff were polite especially Viola.

  • A W

  • October 2015

The Varsity Hotel & Spa

Nice rooms, friendly staff great roof bar and lovely food!

  • R Fry

  • October 2015

Loved the rooftop restaurant and the easy access to the gym/spa next door

We spent four nights at the Varsity to relax, workout, and visit Cambridge.

The people and the service were consistently great. Everyone was willing to help make our stay as welcoming and comfortable as possible. The rooms were nicely furnished, the beds were very comfortable, the bathrooms were well appointed (modern fixtures, great water pressure, etc.). The spa was next door with unlimited in out privelages included in the room rate. The excercise classes were free to guests, and all three I participated in were excellent. The proximity to the colleges, restaurants, and the sights was perfect.

  • Callum Miles-hicks

  • September 2015


My girlfriend and I stayed for 1 night for her birthday.

When we arrived we found that we had been complimentary upgraded to a super king room,

The room was Magical it was the best weekend I've ever had!!!. We can't wait to go back!.

The staff are so friendly and helpful, the best hotel I've ever stayed in!!!!

  • Paul Dalgas

  • July 2015

The Varsity Hotel & Spa

Excellent service.

Excellent hotel!

  • Lee B

  • June 2015


I thought the room was overpriced, for that amount I would have expected a river view.

The bathroom was lovely though as was the roof terrace. My main issue was the noise. The hotel had kindly agreed to give us a later checkout but it was a bit pointless as we were woken up by various delivery drivers, bin men and the construction site opposite. I would stay again but in a different room if the cost were slightly less.